St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

01 Feb

Centre Repairs Fund update

The fundraising thermometer is rising! Since our former volunteer Neil Mitchell made it, as his last act before starting a new job, we have gratefully received £325 donations. We have also added £260 proceeds from our October Jumble Sale with Clements Hall and our in-house repairs budget so the thermometer is now showing over £4,000! […]

22 Dec

Seasonal closure & best wishes

The Environment Centre will be closed between 23rd December 2016 and 8th January 2017. It will re-open on Monday 9th January 2017. Please note that our household recycling collections are carrying on throughout that period except for Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th December – collections from those dates will be rescheduled for Thursday 29th December […]

12 Dec

Autumn newsletter

We publish a half-yearly newsletter for our members who receive it first. If you’d like to catch up with our news and projects, you can download it here. This editorial, written by St Nicks Chief Officer Tom Waring, will give you an overview of the content: The summer sun has done a grand job of […]

01 Nov

Volunteer role vacancies

We are currently looking for a Volunteer Park Ranger intern and Volunteer Fundraising Intern. These are great opportunities to gain the vital experience needed to start a career in conservation or third sector. Please see our Vacancies page for more information.

01 Nov

Help St Nicks by eating or shopping

Sending a big thank you to our supporters who have nominated us as the charity of the month at the Goodramgate branch of Ambiente Tapas! If you eat at the restaurant anytime in November, the £1 voluntary charity contribution added to your bill will go to St Nicks and Ambiente will top up the final […]

21 Oct

Autumn Fayre success

We couldn’t have wished for a lovelier day on which to hold our annual Autumn Fayre this year, on 15th October! We had plenty of sunshine to keep us warm and there was a great buzz around the place. Local poet and St Nicks’ patron, Anneliese Emmans Dean of the BigBuzz fame was very busy asking […]

26 Aug

Good fundraising news

We would like to thank staff at TSP Projects for raising a whopping £2,530 for St Nicks as their chosen charity of the year. Funds were raised via cake sales, sponsored dress-down Fridays and a craft event showcasing artistic creations made by staff, which were raffled or auctioned at the end of an exhibition. Additional […]

27 Jul

7th Green Flag and funding boost for the Nature Reserve

We are delighted to announce that we have won the Green Flag Community Award for the 7th year running. This award celebrates not just the nature reserve but all of the work St Nicks does. So a big thank you goes to all our amazing volunteers for their continued hard work keeping St Nicks looking […]

27 Jul

Partner news: York Urban Buzz

Thanks to Buglife’s Urban Buzz project we have managed to enhance a number of grassland areas over the nature reserve through wildflower seed sowing and plug planting. Areas such as the meadow, stone circle and heritage orchard have all benefited and are all buzzing with life and colour. It’s not just about planting for Urban […]

22 Jul

Looking back at last year’s achievements

Annual general meetings may not be the most exciting of events on anyone’s calendar but our Chief Officer Tom Waring was very excited to present our latest annual report to St Nicks’ members on the hot evening of 19th July. St Nicks has achieved a lot over the last financial year of 2015-16 – you […]